While Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to wreak havoc in the country, the new fear of mucormycosis or black fungus is causing more worries. Maharashtra has reported more deaths caused by the black fungus while the government has said there may be 2,000 cases of mucormycosis in the state. On Monday, Odisha also reported its first case of mucormycosis while Delhi, Gujarat and a few other states have already detected cases of the feared black fungus.
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Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi sustained injuries after the car in which he was travelling was hit by a tractor in Nilagiri area of Odisha's Balasore district on May 9. The local police rushed to the spot and the minister was taken to Nilgiri Hospital in Balasore district for treatment. The police also confiscated the tractor. The tractor lost its balance and hit the minister's car, as per reports. The minister said he escaped with minor injuries on nose and was fine. In a tweet, he said that his PA, PSO & driver of the car were also fine. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister Pratap Sarangi sustained injuries in a road accident on May 09. A tractor lost its balance near Podasuli in Baleshwar district and hit the Minister's car. Local police rushed to the spot and took the minister at district Hospital for the treatment. After the treatment, health of the Union Minister is stable and out of danger.
'Oxygen Express' with tankers of oxygen arrived in Nashik from Visakhapatnam on April 24. The railway has made green corridor for the movement of these special trains. The requirement of oxygen has increased in the country due to prevailing COVID situation.
The first Oxygen Express returned to Maharashtra, four days after it started its journey. The train carried seven tankers filled with liquid medical oxygen from Visakhapatnam. The Oxygen Express arrived at Nagpur at 8.10 pm, bringing some relief to the state. Maharashtra is reeling under a surge in Covid-19 cases & shortages of medical oxygen. Three tankers were unloaded at Nagpur & remaining will be unloaded at Nasik Road station. The flat-wagon goods train departed from Visakhapatnam on Thursday night. The train had left for Visakhapatnam from Kalamboli near Mumbai on April 19, around 8 pm. After more than 50 hours' journey, it reached the destination, passing through many cities. Amid spiralling Covid cases in the country, demand for oxygen has gone through the roof. On Friday, Maharashtra reported over 66,830 fresh cases & 773 Covid-related deaths.
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Received three tankers with a capacity of 15 MT each in Nagpur, informed Nagpur Additional Municipal Commissioner Jalaj Sharma on April 23. "We have received three tankers here in Nagpur, with a capacity of 15 MT each. So, approximately 45 MT of oxygen has been received," said Additional Municipal Commissioner Sharma.
Amid the oxygen crisis in the country during the horrific second wave of pandemic, leading Steelmaker Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), has been supplying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from its 6 MTPA mega steel complex at Odisha's Angul. The plant on a daily basis dispatches 100 tonnes of medical oxygen. Several states including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have received oxygen tankers from JSPL.
The second 'Oxygen Express' for Delhi arrived on Sunday with 120 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen and a third such train has begun its journey for the national capital from Angul in Odisha, the railway ministry said. The train from Angul is carrying 30.86 tonnes of oxygen, it said. The second wave of the coronavirus has put huge pressure on the country's health system, with hospitals facing shortage of oxygen, medicines and equipment to treat COVID-19 patients, besides beds. Watch the full video for more details.
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Oxygen Express, a special train being run by Indian Railways to transport oxygen tankers and cylinders, arrived at the Delhi Cantt. railway station from Raigarh in Chhattisgarh this morning. The train is carrying around 64.55 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen and had left for Delhi from Raigarh on Monday. Four tankers of oxygen were loaded at Jindal Steel and Power Limited in Raigarh. This comes as several hospitals in the capital have complained of oxygen shortage amid a surge in Covid cases. After several hospitals sent out urgent appeals for oxygen, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also written to Chief Minister of other states asking them to provide the capital with oxygen. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Amid oxygen crisis in the national capital in wake of the devastating COVID-19 situation, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma informed that around 4 tankers will be moved to Delhi from Jindal Plant in Raigarh very soon. "Regarding Delhi, talks are on and we are about to move 4 tankers (Oxygen) from Jindal Plant in Raigarh. I'm told that tankers are getting loaded there. Railway has already provided wagons which are ready. As soon as tankers are loaded, they'll be moved," said Suneet Sharma.
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The first Oxygen Express arrived at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited Vizag Steel Plant in the early hours of Thursday. Oxygen will be filled into seven empty cryogenic tankers which will deliver oxygen to..
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